Federation University Australia
A/Prof Helen ThompsonDirector Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation
Gamma Vaccines Pty Ltd
Headquartered in Canberra, Gamma Vaccines Pty Ltd was established to solve one of the great challenges in infectious disease - the development of a “universal” cross-protective influenza virus vaccine. In addition, the company has a pipeline of vaccine opportunities aimed at preventing other globally important respiratory diseases, such as bacterial pneumonia – a common secondary infection that often follows infection with influenza. Although focussed on the development of vaccines for human use, it is seeking near market opportunities to exploit its technology platform for veterinary applications, including a novel avian influenza (AI) vaccine for preventing bird flu outbreaks in poultry. Gamma Vaccines intends to achieve its development and commercialization goals by engaging third party research providers, seeking government grants and partnering and/or licensing its technology as key milestones are achieved.
Prof Tim HirstExecutive Chairman
ICT International’s unique family of digital sensors and data loggers have been developed to measure key plant and soil parameters for the advancement of plant and soils research, to address physiological limitations, to water availability, climate change, evaluation of plant genetics, breeding programs or fundamental understanding of plant function. They have been installed to measure plant water use (sap flow), plant water potential (psychrometer), soil moisture and soil water potential to determine the effects of climate and environmental change across the world including; the Brazilian rainforests, the “world’s tallest trees” in California, mine site rehabilitation in Australia and Peru, greenhouse tomato production in Australia and the effects of elevated CO2 on plant water use and hydraulic conductivity.
Dr Peter CullDirector
Dr Beng UmaliApplication Scientist
The iMOVE CRC is a new national intelligent transport R&D centre funded through the Co-operative Research Centres programme. It is supported by 46 industry, government and research partners including the federal departments of ‘Industry Innovations and Science’ and ‘Infrastructure and Regional Development’, state road authorities, retailers, logistics and insurance companies, technology developers, automobile clubs and many of Australia’s top universities.
The ten-year, $230m centre will undertake industry-led research that creates and uses emerging technologies to improve Australian transport systems nationally. It will deliver fast and predictable freight systems and enhanced mobility for Australians on the roads and public transport.
Mr Jeff KasparianPrograms Manager
Innovative Manufacturing CRC
The IMCRC has a vision for a globally connected and smarter Australian manufacturing industry. We are industry-led and develop important new technologies, products and services in Australia’s manufacturing sector. We operate in the context of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) program to improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian manufacturing firms, and to drive digital and business model transformation. We will deliver manufacturing outcomes in line with government priorities in key growth sectors and in science, research and innovation, encourage and enable small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in collaborative research, and fund projects to tackle industry specific problems through research partnerships between industry entities and research organisations